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Download and setup TorBrowser on PureOS


WARNING: Tor is not a "magic bullet" for privacy. Please take a look at Tor Project's instructions for more information about best practices: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en#warning

Step 1

Open PureBrowser and go to https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en. Click to download the Linux, 64-bit version, choose to save file and click OK:

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Step 2

When download is completed, click the little folder icon to open the Downloads folder:

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Step 3

Double-click the downloaded file to open it:

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Step 4

The file will be opened in archive manager, click Extract to proceed:

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Step 5

Select the folder where the archive will be extracted (in this example Desktop folder is used) and click the Extract button (upper right corner) to unpack the archive:

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Step 6

When the extraction is complete, click to show the extracted files:

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Step 7

This is what you will see:

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Note that the extracted folder is named tor-browser_en-US and that it is placed in the Desktop directory. The file start-tor-browser.desktop is a shortcut file, but we need to edit it to point to the directory where we extracted the TorBrowser archive.

Step 8

Open Terminal and go into the extracted folder (one would run cd ~/Desktop/tor-browser_en-US in Terminal if extracted into the Desktop folder).

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Step 9

Then run command:
./start-tor-browser.desktop --register-app
to have Tor Browser shows up with your other installed apps.

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Step 10

If succesfful, you should see this output in Terminal:

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Start it, and when it is configured, open https://check.torproject.org/ to see if you are using the Tor network:

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NOTE: If you wish to upgrade TorBrowser, simply delete tor-browser_en-US folder from your Desktop directory and repeat just the steps 1-6!

See Also

You can also setup your browser to access Tor network, but this is not recommended by the tor authors.

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